Va. City's Landmark Taken Down Due to Zoning Issues

A vintage Crosley wagon that

Courtesy: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

August 3, 2010

A vintage Crosley wagon that's been perched on a pole in Hanover for 50 years has come down because it doesn't conform to county zoning laws.

Atlee Auto Service agreed to remove the landmark advertisement as one of its proffers when it sought approval from Hanover County zoning officials to move its business to the site. Crews removed the car from the pole Monday.

The decision to take down the Crosley provoked an outcry from vintage car enthusiasts and other supporters.

County Supervisor Charles D. McGhee says the company can apply to amend its proffers and return the Crosley to its perch.

Atlee Auto Service co-owner Richard Hollins says that's what the company plans to do. He hopes to restore the landmark in the fall.

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